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From the Ted Talk "William Li: Can we eat to starve cancer?"

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So the body's ability to balance angiogenesis, when it's working properly, prevents _____ vessels from feeding _______. And this turns out to be one of our most important defense mechanisms against cancer. In ____, if you actually _____ angiogenesis and prevent blood vessels from ever reaching ______ cells, ______ simply can't grow up. But once angiogenesis ______, cancers can grow exponentially. And this is actually how a cancer goes from being harmless, to being deadly. Cancer cells mutate, and they gain the ability to release lots of those angiogenic factors, natural fertilizer, that tip the balance in favor of blood vessels invading the cancer. And once those vessels invade the cancer, it can expand, it can invade _____ tissues, and the same _______ that are feeding tumors allow cancer cells to exit into the circulation as metastases. And unfortunately, this late stage of cancer is the one at which it's most likely to be diagnosed, when angiogenesis is already turned on, and cancer _____ are _______ like ____.

Solution

  1. cancer
  2. fact
  3. cells
  4. vessels
  5. growing
  6. cancers
  7. tumors
  8. wild
  9. local
  10. occurs
  11. block
  12. blood

Original Text

So the body's ability to balance angiogenesis, when it's working properly, prevents blood vessels from feeding cancers. And this turns out to be one of our most important defense mechanisms against cancer. In fact, if you actually block angiogenesis and prevent blood vessels from ever reaching cancer cells, tumors simply can't grow up. But once angiogenesis occurs, cancers can grow exponentially. And this is actually how a cancer goes from being harmless, to being deadly. Cancer cells mutate, and they gain the ability to release lots of those angiogenic factors, natural fertilizer, that tip the balance in favor of blood vessels invading the cancer. And once those vessels invade the cancer, it can expand, it can invade local tissues, and the same vessels that are feeding tumors allow cancer cells to exit into the circulation as metastases. And unfortunately, this late stage of cancer is the one at which it's most likely to be diagnosed, when angiogenesis is already turned on, and cancer cells are growing like wild.

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blood vessels 26
cancer cells 5
blood supply 5
antiangiogenic therapy 4
microscopic cancers 3
healthy diet 3

Important Words

  1. ability
  2. angiogenesis
  3. angiogenic
  4. balance
  5. block
  6. blood
  7. cancer
  8. cancers
  9. cells
  10. circulation
  11. deadly
  12. defense
  13. diagnosed
  14. exit
  15. expand
  16. exponentially
  17. fact
  18. factors
  19. favor
  20. feeding
  21. fertilizer
  22. gain
  23. grow
  24. growing
  25. harmless
  26. important
  27. invade
  28. invading
  29. late
  30. local
  31. lots
  32. mechanisms
  33. metastases
  34. mutate
  35. natural
  36. occurs
  37. prevent
  38. prevents
  39. properly
  40. reaching
  41. release
  42. simply
  43. stage
  44. tip
  45. tissues
  46. tumors
  47. turned
  48. turns
  49. vessels
  50. wild
  51. working